Nine has admitted there has been a cyber-attack on their systems which disrupted live broadcasts out of Nine Sydney (1 Denison). As a result, they were unable to get Weekend Today to air on Sunday and put several contingencies in place to ensure the NRL and their 6pm bulletins went ahead.
Nine reports: “Our IT teams are working around the clock to fully restore our systems which have primarily affected our Broadcast and Corporate business units. Publishing and Radio systems continue to be operational. While our IT teams work through this issue, we ask that all employees, in all markets, work from home until further notice.”
Melbourne radio station RSN 927 has announced: “It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Father Gerard Dowling. He’s been a cornerstone of broadcasting in Melbourne for 50 years and has been heard on racing radio all that time. Father Dowling started hosting the Family Counsellor program on 3UZ in 1973.” Dowling turned 91 in 2023.